Bring dad to the New-York Historical Society for Father’s Day! After all, New York played a role in the history of Father’s Day. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. President Calvin Coolidge even supported the idea. But it would take until 1966 for it to become a national holiday.
The first official Father’s Day was celebrated in the state of Washington in 1910, inspired by a young woman named Sonora Smart. She was one of six children raised by her single father after her mother died. To honor him, she began to get support from her community to have a day for father’s. The following June, the month of her father’s birthday, Washington State celebrated Father’s Day.
This June 17th, the New-York Historical Society will celebrate Father’s Day with two programs. In Hoops to Halo explore historic games in the galleries; then kids and dads prototype and create their own game together! This workshop will be limited to 30 participants. Please make a reservation at email@example.com.
We know dads love to play…come play together at the New-York Historical Society!